While volunteering with her mother at a community center, a seven-year-old girl befriends Suhana, also seven, whose cerebral palsy makes it difficult for her to communicate or control her movements. Includes facts about cerebral palsy.
"Dachy wears a hearing aid. But sometimes, when his friends get too noisy, he likes to turn it off to get some peace and quiet. One day, when his hearing aid is off, Dachy falls asleep and ends up floating down the river towards a waterfall and a hungry crocodile. Can his friends rescue him in time?"--
Why Johnny Doesn't Flap gives readers a unique perspective on neurological difference. Observe the quirks of the non-autistic Johnny through the eyes of someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Turning the tables on common perceptions of 'normal' social behaviour, our narrator lets us know that Johnny is 'different', but that's ok.
Ruthie Tober's family is known for the beautiful, warm mittens they knit so when she and her mother meet a deaf woman and her baby and give them shelter, Ruthie decides to design very special mittens for them.
"One day dad comes home with one of those old cameras, the kind that uses film. But he doesn't take photos of the regular things people photograph, he takes pictures of his keys, his coffee cup, the objects scattered on the desk. He starts doing a lot of things that are hard to understand, like putting items that belong in the fridge in the cupboard and ones that belong in the cupboard in the fridge" -- amazon.com
Reena is deaf and Dog is homeless, but they are also so much more than that. At first Reena and Dog feel like they don t belong, but when they form a unique bond with each other, and become friends with the hearing children in the park, they discover that everyone is different and special in their own way.
"Lana is 10 years old and she is deaf. In this story she tells what it's like to be deaf, describing some of the things she uses to help her learn at school and communicate with her teachers and friends"--P.  of cover.